Re: Familie Minke - Rosenthal
There could be a relationship between the
MINK and MINKE families, such as the case
of my grandfather after arriving here. He
just dropped the "e" for some reason. Some
35 years later, and after I was born, my
mother discovered the correct spelling and
insisted it be added back on.
Several years ago I was corresponding with a
MINKE family in Santa Barbara, a family that
previously resided in western Pennsylvania.
I have lost tract of them, but they also
descended from the MINKE family in Rosenthal.
Although MINKE is rare the family was not
concentrated in Rosenthal and can be found
elsewhere in Germany. Alsace-Lorraine is now
part of France, although many of the villages
have retained the Germanic names.